I’ve been practicing law for over 12 years now and I’ve spent my entire career in the public sector. Why do I work for the government? Because I, like many of my colleagues, have a genuine interest in public service. What I’ve noticed throughout my career is that often times, public law offices are the biggest firms within their respective jurisdiction.
Is There a Better Exit Strategy Than Death?—Part II: The Interviews: Anonymous—”Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”
This two-part article discusses an issue nearly all lawyers must confront during their careers: developing and deploying an exit strategy. This can mean exiting one area of practice for another; transitioning from the law to a different endeavor; accommodating the demands of raising a family; and slowing down or retiring near the end of one’s career. The article explores the issue through the eyes of two groups of lawyers: the first group transitioned from the day-to-day practice of law to a different job; the second group sought to reduce their hours on the road to retirement.
On October 17, 2014, the Colorado Supreme Court issued Rule Change 2014(13), amending the Colorado Appellate Rules. Four rules were amended: C.A.R. 3, “Appeal as of Right – How Taken”; C.A.R. 25, “Filing and Service”; C.A.R. 32, “Form of Briefs and Appellate Documents”; and C.A.R. 57, “Briefs – In General.” In general, these rules were […]
Prof. Austin’s Killing Them Softly article reminds us that not only can we help ourselves to overcome legally-inflicted brain (and heart) damage, we have an ethical duty to do so.
Technology (including legal technology) moves fast, with new products and updates arriving at a dizzying pace. Wouldn’t it be nice if this burgeoning technology resulted in less time in the office and an increase in billings? Many attorneys are finding this to be the case. Automating systems and keeping better track of files and cases has actually resulted in more flexibility and peace of mind for attorneys, even those having to juggle more responsibilities. In addition, smaller firms have discovered by using new technologies they are able to better compete with larger firms.